These protein oat bars and amazing. I like bars. I like Luna Bars, Lara Bars, Think Thin bars, and Clif Bars. They are easy to throw in your purse, easy to eat quickly, and taste like dessert. Sure whole foods are better - and I often choose Greek yogurt or an apple for a snack - but sometimes a sweet gooey bar is what I want. I know lots of them are high in sugar, are expensive and could be made quite easily. Going back to school means I'll need portable snacks that are cheap, so I . . .
This Thursday is the 5th Annual Missouri Eating Disorder Advocacy Day. This event was rescheduled because of snow last month (ironic), but it's s upposed to be clear by Thursday. I have been in contact with the organizer, and here's what she said we'd be doing: Meet at 10am in the First Floor Rotunda to begin Lobby training. Pick up a training packet,learn the details, what we'll be doing, talking points etc. Go in GROUPS to your respective legislator's office to discuss the . . .
How many of you have seen a more serious runner talk about running "8 x 400s" or "5 x 800s" for their training plan? (taken from part of a Hal Higdon Advanced Plan) When I first got into racing I was using beginner plans, so the running was purely mileage. No hill runs, tempo runs, or speed runs yet. However now that I feel more comfortable and want to get faster, I thought I should see what they recommend for intermediate runners. First of all, terminology: 8 x 400 = 8 rounds of 400 . . .
Binge. That word is associated with shame, embarrassment, disorder, and guilt. It's actually a diagnosable type of eating disorder, now, which hasn't always been the case. Bingeing is (very loosely) when you overeat but do not purge afterward. The medical definition of binge eating disorder (from MayoClinic) is: "Frequently consuming unusually large amounts of food...becoming a regular occurrence, usually done in secret. You feel such a compulsion that you can't resist the urges and . . .
This post is going to explain a little more about how Post-Bacc Premed programs work, as well as answer a bunch of questions I got from you guys. (That will be at the end, so skip down there if you don't care how this works!) Please keep in mind this was my experience of the process and it may not be the same for everyone. You can find a list of all the Post-Bacc Premed programs in the country here: https://services.aamc.org/postbac/ 1. Coursework These programs are a way . . .
Apparently I am not a very good secret keeper, and you guys are good investigators, so most of you know by now that the program I will be starting this summer is a Post baccalaureate Premedical Program. (If you have no clue what I'm talking about, I left my job in advertising in December 2012 and moved home as I prepare to go back to school. I'm making a total career change from business to medicine and could not be more excited.) This was a huge decision that I spent lots of . . .
This is THE HEALTHIEST BREAD IN THE WORLD! My family is so sick of me saying that. They also say I can't qualify my own product. Whatever. Since I've been juicing, I have been keeping the pulp in tupperware in the fridge with the intent to use it. It was piling up, so the other day I decided to do something about it. Crackers seemed like they would be kind of soft, but I found this recipe for a zucchini bread that had potential. Instead of zucchini bread, I made veggie juice pulp . . .
I've been making some great speed gains with my running lately, and I really think it's just that I'm pushing myself. I used to just run at an easy pace, but now I am bumping it up and running a little faster. It's not as comfortable, and I definitely doubt myself at the beginning, but I've found I can actually do it! (from San Antonio a few months ago.) I did a longer run Saturday, and a little speed work last week, so Monday I thought I'd try something completely new and run some . . .
Jars of coconut oil are HUGE. I have one, and I think it will take me 3 years to get through it if I only use it for cooking. I'm not 100% on the coconut flavor bandwagon, so I still use other oils for cooking a lot of the time. Anyway, I know you can use coconut oil for a lot of things. I think I saw a homemade scrub from Alyssa before (I am definitely not reinventing the wheel), but then Caitlin brought it up during our GenerationKNOW shoot. I have no clue how we got on the topic of . . .
My history with blenders: I stole my mom's when I moved to Dallas because I'm pretty sure she never touched it. It broke. I was blenderless, hoping that when I moved home I'd find that my mom had bought a new fancy blender. She didn't. I tried to use the $10 Fisher Price looking blender for a few weeks and it made me chunky smoothies. I bought a Ninja. This Ninja was a compromise for me. It's not my dream Vitamix (saving that for a wedding registry) but it's still . . .